Owls of the Night / Online Program

Owls of the Night / Online Program

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Apr/Thu/2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presented by Naturalist & Preserve Steward John Foley
of the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

Thursday, April 22
7-8 pm

Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

They fly in silence. These nocturnal birds of prey have captured our interest and imaginations throughout time.   Worldwide there are nearly 250 species. 

Please join us for this fascinating and beautiful special Earth Day event, as we learn together about the magnificent owls. 

About our presenter: John is a self-taught naturalist who has spent years working in and around Great Hollow, studying the local plants and animals that make the area so special. He is a Connecticut-certified Master Wildlife Conservationist and has worked as a field technician for multiple agencies and organizations, such as the Connecticut Bureau of Natural Resources and Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Great Swamp and the Naromi Land Trust. John’s passion is turtles, and he has spent the past several years collecting valuable data on the movement patterns and survivorship of turtles inhabiting Great Hollow and neighboring natural areas. At Great Hollow, John works hard to maintain the trails that so many people enjoy hiking while also managing the land to optimize habitat for native plants and wildlife. John also maintains Great Hollow’s many facilities and coordinates and leads many of our events and outreach initiatives.

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  • Jul/Thu/2021 7:00 PM - Jul/Thu/2021 8:00 PM

    Thursday, July 22
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary provides a lifelong home to farm animals rescued from slaughter and abuse. The sanctuary currently has 110 animals, including goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, and horses. The farm's cofounders, Ellen and Bill Crain, will tell the stories of some of the animals.  The program will be of interest to children as well as adults.

    About our presenters: Ellen Crain is a retired pediatrician.  She is a professor emerita at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Bill Crain is a professor of psychology at The City College of New York. He is the author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children: Insights from a Farm Sanctuary. 

     

    For more information about Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary please visit http://www.safehavenfarmsanctuary.org